The Zika virus causes very mild infections and isn’t harmful for most people. However, it can be particularly serious for pregnant women, as it can cause birth defects such as an abnormally small head. Read the following article to find out everything you need to know about the Zika virus and how you should protect yourself. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about the Zika virus”
The country of Indonesia spreads over 735,400 miles between the Asian mainland and Australia. It has more than 500 languages and dialects, spoken by over 246 million people
From active volcanoes, calm majestic lakes and intriguing cultures, here are the top places you need to visit if you’re there. Continue reading “Traveling to Indonesia? Here are the top locations you should visit.”
If you are planning to welcome 2018 with a bang in an exotic foreign location, always make sure you are prepared. As some travel vaccinations might take a few weeks to be active, you have to consult a vaccination clinic as soon as possible. Some of the most popular new year’s destinations include Brazil, Australia, and the Bahamas. Have a look below for some interesting facts about these locations and what vaccination is needed if you are planning to go there in a few weeks. Continue reading “New Year’s Eve Travel Plans”
Hepatitis A and B are viral infections that can be contracted while travelling to Asia, Africa, Central and South America. While it is possible to avoid contracting hepatitis A and B through prevention and more attention to hygiene, it is highly recommended to get vaccinated when travelling. Continue reading “Hepatitis A & B: Everything you need to know”
Cholera is an intestinal infection which shows symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and muscle cramps. It is usually contracted when consuming unsafe food and water and when travelling to countries with poor hygiene facilities, as well as areas that are particularly vulnerable to natural calamities such as floods and rainy seasons. While it is very rare for tourists to contract cholera, as they don’t generally visit areas where there is an outbreak such as slums and refugee camps, when travelling to certain areas it is always important to be protected by getting vaccinated.
Africa is one of the most diverse continents in the world. The 50 countries that make up this beautiful continent have different traditions, histories, people and offer wonderful and diverse travel experiences to their visitors. If you have decided for a trip to this amazing continent but you are not ready to travel too far, North Africa is a great way to have an exotic holiday while still being close to the mediterranean sea. North Africa is one of the most historically rich places in the world as well as being a great tourist spot, meaning you can enjoy your holiday by the pool or inside a museum according to your personal preference. If you have decided North Africa is the best place for your winter holiday, have a look below to see the 5 destinations you should not miss: Continue reading “Travelling to North Africa? Don’t miss these 5 destinations”
Southeast Asia is one of the most popular destination for a gap year or a long holiday. From its picture-perfect, Instagram-worthy beaches to its history-rich, relaxing and spiritual culture, it is bound to impress and please any traveller. Southeast Asia includes Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. When travelling to Southeast Asia, certain vaccinations are necessary to make sure you can enjoy your time in the area without being worried about your health. Although Southeast Asia is formed of many states, when travelling to the area, you should be protected from hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Typhoid.
Travel vaccination can be stressful, especially if you don’t know what you need and where you should get it from; however, it doesn’t have to be. At Walk in Travel Clinic, we are passionate about what we do and we want to help you have the best experience while travelling. Make sure you come to for a pre-travel assessment and get the vaccination and travel advice you need. In the meantime, have a look at our guide to find out what you need if you are travelling to South America.